Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mindful Shopping

I have been SO good about not shopping because in all actuality I haven't needed/wanted anything.  One of my favorite things to do shop for little gems and pass time over the lunch hour when my customers are closed.  It's often soothing to spend spare time twiddling my thumbs instead of retail therapy and just buy, buy, buy.


With Seattle's first real stretch of blue skies and warmer temps, I got the itch for new clothes spring related .... fun blouses, pop of color, swimsuits, etc just a a new umph to my wardrobe.  I'm ready to put all my sweaters away!!!!


That being said, I was on a mission for multiple things that I knew I wanted.  And of course, I couldn't find one darn thing, which was seriously depressing.  All my staple stops let me down, but I kept patting myself on the back because I didn't love anything and refused to buy if I had to convince myself it was flattering or cute.  My bank account sure did thank me :)  Better luck when I'm not on a specific hunt, I guess.

Do you ever feel you can't find something 
when you are looking for it?!

19 comments:

MCW said...

All the time! Whenever I am on a mission for one or two items there is nothing. Yet when I have no money and can't buy I like everything!!!

Kenzie R. said...

I hate this! Whenever I have money and am really wanting to buy something, nothing jumps out at me and I go home empty handed. But when I don't have any money and browse I found a ton of things I want!

Arielle said...

yes! i hate that! lol but it does save money!! :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I feel like that is always the case! Have you been to the new Nordstrom Rack downtown? You will end up with plenty of things you don't "need"! I ended up with some Stewart Weitzman wedges last weekend! ;)

Charlie's Mommy said...

Typically, that's how it goes for me too! Although, since I have two children, when I do have the extra money for myself to shop with and can't find anything, I wind up spending it on them!! They will thank me later in life.

Arrie said...

Come and go shopping with me!!! You are great at finding me things! :)

Allison said...

Yep, that's annoying! Shopping has become so much more stressful than fun to me now.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh I hate when that happens? But there is the power of blogger. When and if you can't find something specific, post about it a lot of people look and try to find it for you and let you know!

Meghan said...

my life story and I was just saying to zeb, i want to throw everything away in my closet and start over. then church last week got me. when ryan said when have you walked into your closet and said thank you for all of this!
so true, i never thank God for my clothes...I just want new and more.
xoxo

Adrienne said...

Same things ALWAYS happen to me! I can't find what I want when I look for it, but when I definitely shouldn't be spending, I find lots of things! So silly :)

Leigh said...

I always find that when I don't want to spend money, I find some great deals or things that I can't pass up! I haven't shopped a lot either...prefer to save my money for CrossFit and races, but my cousin is coming into town this weekend, so hoping I can find some new spring items when we go shopping

Natasha said...

whenever i have the money to spend on clothes, i can't seem to find ANYTHING!! however, when someone's bank account is depleted of my allowance, the dresses and such jump out from everywhere saying "BUY ME, BUY ME!!"

Nat said...

All the time! Whenever I'm looking for something I can't find it and when I don't need anything I find 100 things I like!

Neha said...

You know what, Kelsey? I, too, have become like that and I refuse to buy anything if I don't like it at a go. No more compromise shopping for me. In fact, before even checking out anything, I ask myself whether I really need it, and it's so good to get the answer in negative :)

Am all with you. Though I hope you do buy some nice things to spice up your wardrobe this summer. Take care. Lots of love!

LWLH said...

That's how I feel all the time when I go shopping.

Liesl said...

It always seems as though when you are on the hunt for something specific that you need you can't find it, but when you aren't you find so many goodies! :)

Liesl said...

It always seems as though when you are on the hunt for something specific that you need you can't find it, but when you aren't you find so many goodies! :)

Mrs in Training said...

This is my life story - going out with specifics in mind and never tracking them down! But when i'm on a spending freeze, I find EVERYTHING!!

Perfectly Pleasant said...

My problem is that I've designed what I want in my head and then find it doesn't exsist... ANYWHERE! But, good for you not buying just to buy, that is sometimes the hardest part!

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